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Dexter Southfield School

The Background

Dexter Southfield School is a private school formed in 2013 when two schools– Dexter School, which had been around since 1926, and Southfield School, which was formed in 1992. Since the merger, growth, and change had been constant. The need to add facilities both for education and recreation was ongoing. Dexter Southfield prides itself on its using sports to develop the teacher-student relationship and most teachers also coach or have coached in the athletic program. The school needed facilities that matched this commitment.

The Challenge

Space for new facilities on campus was tight and at a premium and budgets were tight as well. Nonetheless, the school needed a new gym and needed it quickly. It was unlikely that a traditional brick and mortar structure could be completed in the timeline necessary and within the tight site where it needed to fit without soaring over any school’s reasonable budgetary expectations.

The Solution

Dexter Southfield chose Signature for many different reasons: We offered the full line of services necessary to carry off this major project including design, engineering, fabrication, and installation. Our team is the most experienced in the industry with well over 100 years of combined experience. We specialize in this type of work, having performed built structures for countless clients with a similar time, space and budget constrictions. In addition, the Kraft family is a huge part of the Dexter Southfield community and as the owners of the New England Patriots, they are longtime clients of Signature Structures.

The Result

No structure company in the industry performs more of this type of work than Signature. Signature designed, engineered, manufactured and installed a complete gymnasium structure including frame, inner and outer liner, finishing to a masonry wall, attaching to a conventional structure on two sides, along with a complete insulation system, in less than six months, finishing just in time for the facility to host a major basketball tournament.

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